When it came to choosing the most worth seeing church in Denmark the readers of the Danish national newspaper “Kristelig Dagblad” choosed Ribe Cathedral as number 1 in front of Østerlars Kirke (Church) on the island Bornholm.
That has just been stated and we agree with the choice.
We enjoy the view of the Cathedral from Danhostel Ribe’s windows every day, though we must admit that right now the view is a little less beautiful because the tower is wrapped up because it is undergoing a restoration.
Ribe Cathedral has had an amazing ability to combine old and new.
From the beginning about 1150 build in Romanesque style but since it took so long to finish it ended up being a combination of Romanesque and Gothic style.
The most amazing change in this century is the modern decorations of the famous COBRA-artist Carl Henning Pedersen.
Read Ribe Cathedral’s history here: Ribe Cathedral– The Church of Our Lady
And read about the rune stone that was found in the excavation just outside the Cathedral in May this year: Rune Stone
Ribe Cathedral has been rated with 2 michelin stars Michelin Travel Guide Scandinavia (Michelin Green Guide of attractions).
It is possible to climb the tower and you don’t have to count the steps, because I know you will count 248 🙂
14. nov. 2011. NB! Since this article was written Ribe Cathedral has been upgraded to 3 Michelin Stars